Most of the roosters are soaked to the bone with their wet tail feathers dragging on the ground. I had to run an errand and stopped several times to get off my bicycle and take pictures of the watery landscape. In the valley, there is water running over the roads, and many of the fields and pastures are lakes which extend to the horizon.

It may be easier to bicycle through standing water than drive through it. A bicycle won’t float away like a car. The water flows right through the spokes of a bicycle tire and there is no enclosed compartment to float away. According to the National Weather Service, many cars will float in just one foot of water, and all it takes is two feet of rushing water to wash away most vehicles including SUVs and pick-ups. As long as the water isn’t flowing too fast, a foot of water shouldn’t be too difficult to bicycle through. See Never in a Car.


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